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There is plenty here for visitors to see including a statue in St.George's churchyard marking the death in 1617 of Pocahontas, a Red Indian Princess.
Buildings include Milton Chantry which in turn has been the chapel of a Medieval leper hospital, barracks, tavern and arts centre. The building was originally founded in 1155, it was later re-founded in 1321 and finally became a chantry in 1524. It has a fascinating history and following its purchase by Gravesend Council was prepared for use as a gas decontamination centre during World War II in the event of gas war-fare.
New Tavern fort was built in the 1780's as a defence against French naval attack. This is an attractive visitor centre where you can step back in time and through a series of underground tunnels experience what life was like in war-time Gravesend.
The town forms part of the Saxon Shore Way and the old Weald Way.
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The Clarendon Royal Hotel
Gravesend, Kent, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Old Prince of Orange
Gravesend, Kent, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Gravesend, Kent, England (1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction W)
Gravesend, Kent, England (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction W)
Gravesend, Kent, England (3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction S)
The Darnley Arms
Gravesend, Kent, England (3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction S)
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Random England fact:
James Watt, who lived in Birmingham 1775-1819 developed the steam engine. He also invented the letter copying machine, which was the forerunner of the photocopier. The light bulb rating 'Watt', a standard throughout the world, is named after him.
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